Conquering the heavens
There is a legend that before the flood the Altai mountains were mighty heroes. But after the land lost its firmness and was not able to hold the giants, so they turned into mountains, where their spirit still lives. For many centuries, this territory was a "corridor" between Central Asia, Mongolia and Siberia. Many traces of human presence are found here: Scythian burial mounds, stone statues of Turkic peoples, mysterious writing and other rock paintings. People have lived in Altai since ancient times. Initially it was a cave man, later appeared Europeoids, then (middle of the I Millennium BC) - Scythian tribes.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS;
8 days of horse riding to the incredible pristine beauty of nature with spending the night in tents and sitting around the fire;
This tour is ideal for beginners with no riding experience and lovers of hikes and unity with nature, as the horses move only in steps;
Stunning mountains and lakes;
During the tour you will be accompanied by an interpreter;
Need vaccination against encephalitis.
Аccommodation: 7 days - overnight in tents and 1 day - in country house
Horse riding: 3 - 6 hours for 7 days
Food: Camping food; food on the fire
Spoken languages: English, Russian
Tour start dates: May: 01, 08, 15, 22, 30
June: 07, 14, 21, 29
July: 06, 13, 20, 27
August: 04, 11, 18, 25
September: 01, 08, 15, 22
October: 01, 11, 22...
Available all year.
transfer from Moscow to base by plane and car,
transfer from base to Moscow airport by car and plane,
3 daily meals,
horses and equestrian equipment,
Price: $1580 or 1470 euro or 1290 pounds
0 day - Arrival in Moscow - departure to Gornoaltaisk - transfer from Gornoaltaisk to the base.
1st day - Collection of the whole group in the village of Elekmonar. Moving to the base camp in the tract Sortes by SUV. Accommodation in tents. Bathhouse. Instruction, riding lessons. Getting equipment, a set of products. In the evening you can enjoy the sunset from the top of the mountain Sortes and get acquainted with the national Altai custom "Whose".
2nd day - First study the transition from Sortes (Alt. «Yellow stone»). During this transition, you will see the Top of the mountain AK-Kaya, the path to which we will continue the next day, and today we will arrive at the clearing on the river Kylay, where we will stay for the night. From this Parking lot you can see the tops of the Blazing From which is already close to the Karakol lakes, but we will visit them on the way back. Depending on the training of riders and weather conditions, the next day you can increase the mileage and go through the lake.
3rd day - The first half of the day is aimed at visiting lake Victoria. Upon arrival at the lake – a small lunch and an hour walk along the lake to the waterfall. Having rested, again in a way-in the tract Uul, which will surprise you with the magnificent scenery of the mysterious Altai taiga. If you have the strength - you can walk to the lake Veronica, although a few days you will see it from a bird's flight.
4th day - Overcoming the "Alpine" meadows, we pass by the Bayayuk lakes-a chain of mountain lakes of glacial origin, with a length of about 5 km. the Crown of the day is the moon valley-ayryk (Alt.yaz.) In the evening scheduled to visit Karakanskii of the cave where You will see stalactites and stalagmites, similar to strange animals. In addition, Karakanskii the cave flows an underground river, forming a lake - a rare picture…
5th day - The trail goes through The ayryk pass, which offers a magnificent view of the mountain system of the North-Eastern Altai, and below you can see the lake of the same name. Then take the right and look at the top of the magnificent Veronica, which on a Sunny day shines sapphire framed by mountains. A steep descent, a small rise and we are already over the Akkainsky lake ... this day can be called the day 5 lakes! Next "fall" in the log Muita, where will be camping.
This evening you can also visit the waterfall and Mitinsky !!!Go spend the sun!!! - sunsets in this place are great!
6th day - In this day, travelers passing through the pass Bagatas, will see the Castles of Mountain spirits and descend to the second Karakol lake - the largest of the seven. Horses will stay near the lake, and tourists will make a walking tour of the entire valley of the Karakol lakes. On the sixth lake, almost all the summer, a small snow field is preserved. Here you can play snowballs and enjoy a real tourist ice cream! Then continue the way to the Parking lot near the lakes.
7th day - Our equestrian tour is coming to the end of the last transition by maralnik, Ingurek and "Krymskij failures" - of underground caves in the tract Sortes. Farewell evening with instructors. Sauna, overnight in tents.
8th day - Departure from the base at 07.00 am, boarding the bus. Transfer to Gornoaltaisk. Departure to Moscow.
Upon arrival in Moscow, We will meet you and accompany you to the place where you will need.